I drive as a PHV holding a TVDL (whoever wanna curse or laugh I dont care).
Was picking up a Russian girl hardly speak English, only kept pointing to the “Taxi Stand” at Singapore Expo and said, ” My friend cannot walk”. I had to bypass explaining to her though she hardly understand but she still in good manner trying to explain her friend cannot walk while I had to in action, follow the rule….
The LTA officer taking down my No. Plate…My knowledge is, Taxi Stand only allow for certain amount of Taxis to stop but queuing along main road allowed?
I understand is a flow & close one eye as long all are doing the picking up paxs job without cut que or whatsoever.
But this LTA officer?
I NEVER EVEN TURN INTO THE QUE!
Had to explain to the Russian lady the illogical reason that I cannot stop for less than 1 minute to pick up her friend whom totally unable to walk!!! She hardly understand and able to accept…but never blame me.
Had to make a detour back from where I initially picked her up asking her guy friend to piggyback that unable to walk lady, struggling to walk a long way into my car instead of picking them up along the main road outside the TAXI STAND which is after the entrance of the que…. be it TDs/PHVs, like that correct a not?
Don’t ask me ,”what’s the point pls”…earning the same money, got some heart before anyone wanna curse/laugh/sarcarsm….
Waiting for the fine to come…PCB officer
Source; FB post by Keith Sim